MotoGP: Stoner Honda Top Valencia Test

Valencia MotoGP Test

The Repsol Honda Team wrapped up its 2010 MotoGP season with a positive second day of testing following the Grand Prix of Valencia.

Casey Stoner, who joins the Honda Team for 2011, finished the day with the fastest time to completes an impressive debut test for the 24-year-old Australian.

A lap of 1m 32.066s which was 0.113s quicker than Jorge Lorenzo was the quickest. Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso also made good progress today, with Pedrosa just 0.4s behind Stoner, and Dovizioso; who was suffering from a fever was 0.8s back.

It was a confident display from Stoner on only his second day aboard the Honda RC212V, made possible after Ducati graciously granted him permission to take part in this test.

The Australian 2007 MotoGP World Champion completed 63 laps of the Valencia circuit and also got his first taste of the 2011 prototype motorcycle, which is an evolution of the 2010 race bike.

Stoner finished the day impressed with the power delivery of the Honda RC212V racing motorcycle and declared himself confident there is more performance to come as he gains familiarity at the pre-season MotoGP tests beginning in February next year.

PosRiderTeamFastest lapPrev. GapLead. GapLaps
1Casey StonerHonda Racing1:32.06663
2Jorge LorenzoYamaha Factory Racing1:32.179+0.113+0.11330
3Ben SpiesYamaha Factory Racing1:32.322+0.143+0.25649
4Marco SimoncelliSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:32.450+0.128+0.38463
5Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda Team1:32.497+0.047+0.43148
6Nicky HaydenDucati Team1:32.583+0.086+0.51791
7Alvaro BautistaRizla Suzuki MotoGP1:32.738+0.155+0.67286
8Randy De PunietPramac Racing Team1:32.836+0.098+0.77073
9Andrea DoviziosoRepsol Honda Team1:32.942+0.106+0.87668
10Hiroshi AoyamaSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:33.105+0.163+1.03983
11Hector BarberaPaginas Amarillas Aspar1:33.168+0.063+1.102100
12Colin EdwardsMonster Yamaha Tech 31:33.325+0.157+1.25934
13Cal CrutchlowMonster Yamaha Tech 31:33.483+0.158+1.41774
14Loris CapirossiPramac Racing Team1:33.740+0.257+1.67488
15Valentino RossiDucati Team1:33.761+0.021+1.69570
16Karel AbrahamCardion AB Motoracing1:33.793+0.032+1.72768
17Toni EliasLCR Honda MotoGP1:34.800+1.007+2.7348